Festival Season

Spring is right around the corner, 26 days to be exact. But who’s counting? I am and probably most of you. Spring is the beginning of warmer weather which means the start of outdoor events. What kind of outdoor events? Music festivals. Nothing beats spending a whole day or full weekend enjoying your favorite bands, DJs, or music artists on stage. Spring is definitely the beginning of festival season in America with Ultra happening in March and Coachella a few weeks later in April.

But I’m more focused on the festivals  in and around New Jersey!

Electric Daisy Carnival 

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http://electricdaisycarnival.com/NewYork/

Well known as EDC, is a two day daytime festival/carnival that features DJs all day. On site, they provide a full carnival for people to enjoy all day.  EDC tours in selected cities including New York which for 2014 will be at Metlife in New Jersey. No doubt about it, I’ll be there and for the EDC Las Vegas stop!

Governors Ball 

Located in Randall’s Island in NYC is a three day event that features bands like The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Disclosure, and more. Also artists like J.Cole and DJs like Skrillex, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso.

http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/

Vans Warped Tour

http://vanswarpedtour.com/

Begins in June and tours all over America in 44 cities until August. There are three dates in the New Jersey Tri-state area. Vans Warped Tour features a variety of  bands from different types of genre. 2014 will be my 6th year attending. You will definitely see me at my favorite festival at the Holmdel, NJ date!

Firefly

http://fireflyfestival.com/

Began in 2012, this festival is on my bucket list! Located in Dover, Delware. This Firefly festival is a four day event in mid June which you can camp out on site. The festival features bands from the foo-fighter, Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Weezer, and a few dozen more.

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Three Events, One Weekend

This past weekend I went to three events.  I saw Yellowcard, Martin Garrix, and Escape The Fate with Falling In Reverse.

Guy Agron did an amazing job in recording some of the songs!

Yellowcard

Yellowcard was by far my favorite show and its not because they’re my favorite band. Let me break it down for you. Yellowcard performed two sets. The first set, they played their album Ocean Avenue in it’s entirety acoustic. The band brought a cool mellow vibe on stage which was reflected on the crowd as well.  Everyone stood in place and just sang along to all their songs, no one stood quiet. It was amazing! The second set was a completely opposite mood mostly because it was an electric set. The crowd went from cool and mellow to loud and crazy. It was the best!

Martin Garrix 

For a 17 year old, Garrix can DJ. The venue was packed, if the show wasn’t sold out it was close to it. This set was one of the best!

Escape The Fate with Falling Reverse

The tour was called Bury The Hatchet and they really did. After years of drama and craziness they finally settled their differences. Ronnie lead singer of Falling In Reverse sang side by side with Craig lead singer of Escape The Fate. They sang Situations and Not Good Enough for Truth in Cliche which was seriously one for the record books in the post-hardcore genre. Ronnie nailed it. Here’s a link that explains everything! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxsDU4-nNjU&sns=fb

My Journey

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Best Buy Theater, NYC. The Feel This Tour. Sleeping With Sirens as they end an amazing set.

It all comes down to this, I’m a concert junkie. I love all types of music and I listen to a wide range of it. I’ve been going to concerts since I was 16. Since then, my hobby of going to concerts has turned into an obsession. So join and follow me on my journey as I rock out at rock shows, rave to world famous Djs at clubs and festivals, and enjoy my favorite artists perform on stage in and around New Jersey. Along the way, I’ll blog about all things related to concerts like the do’s and don’ts, tips, and upcoming events. As well as anything happening in the music industry.